China's Limits to Growth: Greening State and Society

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Peter Ho, Eduard B. Vermeer
Wiley, Oct 23, 2006 - Political Science - 288 pages
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In this book a multi-disciplinary team of experts from around the world studies the environmental challenge posed by China’s phenomenal economic growth.
  • An exploration of the environmental challenge posed by China’s phenomenal economic growth.
  • Written by a multi-disciplinary team of experts from around the world.
  • Argues that China’s development poses the greatest ever challenge for the modern world in terms of speed, size and resource scarcity.
  • Discusses issues such as cleaner production, green car technology, resettlement resulting from dam building, and biotechnology.
  • Moves beyond the dichotomy between alarmist, radical views and moderate notions of incremental change.
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    About the author (2006)

    Peter Ho is Professor of International Development Studies at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences and Director of the Centre for Development Studies of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He is the author of Institutions in Transition (2005) and the editor of Developmental Dilemmas (2005).


    Eduard B. Vermeer was formerly Senior Lecturer at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Asia Pacific Business Review and China Information.


    Together with Jacob Eyferth, Peter Ho and Eduard B. Vermeer have also co-edited Rural Development in Transitional China (2004).

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